The History of Imperial College London, 1907-2007: Higher Education and Research in Science, Technology, and Medicine
This is the first major history of Imperial College London. The book tells the story of a new type of institution that came into being in 1907 with the federation of three older colleges. Imperial College was founded by the state for advanced university-level training in science and technology, and for the promotion of research in support of industry throughout the British Empire. True to its name the college built a wide number of Imperial links and was an outward looking institution from the start. Today, in the post-colonial world, it retains its outward-looking stance, both in its many international research connections, and with staff and students from around the world. Connections to industry and the state remain important. The College is one of BritainOCOs premier research and teaching institutions, including now medicine alongside science and engineering. This book is an in-depth study of Imperial College; it covers both governance and academic activity within the larger context of political, economic and socio-cultural life in twentieth-century Britain."
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Chapter One Introduction
The Colleges That Federated in 1907
Chapter Three The Founding of Imperial College
Chapter Four Governance and Innovation 190743
Chapter Five Imperial College during the First World War
Chapter Six Continuity within the Three Old Colleges 190745
Chapter Seven Imperial Science at Imperial College
Chapter Eight Imperial College during the Second World War
Chapter Eleven Corporate and Social Life
Governance in a New Political Climate
Chapter Fourteen Diversifying the Curriculum
Governance and the Medical School Mergers
Some Academic Developments
Chapter Seventeen Conclusion
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